One of the best parts of working for a company like WeNeedaVacation.com is that I have had the opportunity to experience some magical places. That was certainly the case this past weekend when I traveled to the Vineyard for the very first time. And although I was there for for a few hours while filming an adorable home in Edgartown I can't wait to take another ferry ride for a longer stay. Let me explain why.
From the very moment I pulled up to the ferry in Hyannis, the excitement was building. The salty air, the fishing boats in the harbor, and the sound of the horn from the ship all culminated as I handed over my boarding pass. There were plenty of available seats, but many people scrambled to grab one of the clearly coveted spots on the top deck. For the full hour of the ferry, I found myself wandering about the ship but found myself by myself in the stern admiring the wake left behind.
I may have been by myself in the beginning of the trip, but the moment I could see Oak Bluffs in the distance, I was joined by what seemed like the rest of the boat on the bow.
I could tell Oak Bluffs was a happening spot the minute I stepped off the ship. little shops, restaurants, and pubs line the dock and if I didn't have to film a home, I probably would've stayed a bit longer. But off we went Edgartown, passing over the "Jaws" bridge and through some of the fields along the coast. I honestly hadn't realized just rural parts of the Vineyard were, but it almost felt like stepping back in time, in a good way. Not one stop light the entire drive to Edgartown and it seemed like there were as many bicycles as there were cars. I even witnessed a gentleman take his entire golf bag with him on his beach cruiser bike!
After finishing up the photo/video shoot, it was time for lunch. We made our way downtown to a sea of shoppers, ice cream, and food, finally stopping for a sandwich at "Among the Flowers." The sandwich itself was solid, but the atmosphere was great. Smiles everywhere and servers enjoying themselves while they hustled from table to table.
After lunch, we made a quick stop to a colleagues home and stopped to look at the views....wow.